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Forty seven year-old Fayza Lafi, a Palestine refugee from Rafah and a livestock trader, attended a business training through the ‘Empowerment Programme for Female-Heads of Households’ project, implemented by the UNRWA Gender Initiative © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
27 June 2018
Against the backdrop of the dire socioeconomic situation in Gaza Strip and one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, finding a job in Gaza can be very daunting. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the overall unemployment rate in the...
UNRWA students use their mobile phones to keep learning and defy Islamic State Group
22 June 2018
Roula is 16 years-old and from Yarmouk, the now largely destroyed Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Just as she was preparing for her 9 th grade exams, intense fighting broke out in the camp, destroying her home. This is not the biggest challenge she has come to face...
Nuha Abu Nasser with one of her students at a recently re-opened UNRWA school in Sbeineh camp, Rif Damascus, Syria ©2018 UNRWA Photo by Fernande van Tets
10 May 2018
Nuha Abu Nasser, a 40-year-old from Sbeineh camp, smiles as she walks through the hallway of a recently re-opened UNRWA school.
Jarah al-Hawamdeh 2018
11 April 2018
When Jarah al-Hawamdeh was having treatment for bone cancer, he lay awake at night dreaming of his future as a mountaineer. He was just 15 years old and suffering lengthy bouts of insomnia after doctors amputated his right leg. But Jarah refused to let this ruin his life...
Tala Al Masri, a Palestine refugee student in Grade 6, sits among her class mates at the UNRWA Zaytoun Elementary Co-Ed B school in Gaza. The school is adopted by the United Arab Emirates.  © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Mohammed Hinnawi
10 April 2018
Sitting at the front of the classroom, 11-year-old Tala Al-Masri, is bright-eyed and attentive as she pursues her dream of an education at the UNRWA Zaytoun Elementary Co-Ed B School in Gaza. In spite of being born with a severe visual impairment, leaving her with little...